Martin Sheen stands over a chess board while talking to Rob Lowe
Watched A West Wing Special to benefit When We All Vote from HBO Max
Directed by Thomas Schlamme. With Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Rob Lowe, Janel Moloney. Stage version of the season 3 episode "Hartsfield's Landing"
An apt episode to be doing for this particular purpose, but of course almost all of them could be really. 
 
Incredibly well done and well-directed as a stage version. Definitely not something easy to do, though it also wasn’t quite live either. I’ll want to revisit the original again and then do a side-by-side comparison. A few smaller characters are definitely missing and the Josh/Donna relationship has shifted massively–in part because she no longer reads as “Bambi”.
 
It was a nice touch to have Ainsley return for stage directions, but I suspect that it may have been because Stockard didn’t want to come back for it?

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I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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